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Blaming gay bashing on UFC is ridiculous
Meatheads that wear the kind of apparel pictured in the photo above and hate on gays and others is not exclusive to the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) audience. Was this ...
Jun 17th, 2010
One Vancouver Cab Company Providing Driver Training to Prepare for Olympic Crowds; Others Undetermined
Not all Vancouver cab companies have the same level of quality control in the leadup to the Olympics. Last week's CTV story on the lack of knowledge on Olympic venue locations by cabbies was...
Jan 27th, 2010
VANOC's Disgraceful Demand
If only we all acted like sheep, VANOC's promises of blue skies would undoubtedly come true.
Dec 22nd, 2009
City Budget Passes
Final budget protects homelessness and environment programs; restores library funding.
Dec 18th, 2009
Retiring Toronto Councillor Offers Words of Wisdom for Vancouver
Retiring Toronto City Councillor Kyle Rae is sick and tired of the hopeless fiscal situation of municipalities. The political retirement of veteran Toronto City Councillor Kyle Rae is not...
Dec 14th, 2009
Vancouver Police Chief Makes Bold Statement on Policy
I think that it is a huge development for Vancouver Police Department Chief Jim Chu to in essence state that he will not be enforcing BC Minister of Housing and Social Development Rich...
Dec 8th, 2009
Years of Neglect the Reason for Conservatory Closure
A magnificent structure on the Vancouver landscape that has been badly neglected for many successive incarnations of the Park Board.
Dec 3rd, 2009
Anton and Robertson Offer Empty Criticisms of Northeast False Creek
Before I delve into the issue of Northeast False Creek (NEFC), I want to indicate that the concept of density, which was at the heart of former Mayor Sam Sullivan’s EcoDensity initiative, is...
Nov 21st, 2009
The Truth Behind the Kerry Jang UBCM Affair
Some completely false allegations have been made about Vancouver Councillor Kerry Jang’s removal from the board of the Union of BC Municipalities (UBCM). I want to clear up the misconceptions...
Nov 18th, 2009
Suzanne Anton Campaigns Against the "Wasteful" Community Garden?
Anton is tackling the important issues at City Hall It is so refreshing to finally have a City Councillor tackling the tough issues at City Hall.
Nov 17th, 2009